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The Academy Announced Key Dates for 89th Oscars®

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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 89th Oscars®.  The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, 2017. Academy key dates for the 2016 Awards season are: Saturday, November 12, 2016                    Governors Awards Thursday, January 5, 2017                ...

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Could Terrence Malick Win an Oscar for Voyage of Time?

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The trailer for Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time documentary for IMAX is out and brings up a question: could he win an Oscar next year for Documentary Short Subject? Generally, an IMAX film like this wouldn’t receive much Oscar attention. This category is largely populated with political and social commentary films but with the Oscar-nominated Malick being the director the ...

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Trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully,’ starring Tom Hanks

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The trailer for Clint Eastwood’s latest American hero biopic, this time for “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, has landed safely. On January 15, 2009, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (played by Oscar winner Tom Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully ...

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The Academy Invites Record 683 Members, Makes Good On Diversity Pledge

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The Academy released its annual list of invitees to their membership and with came a watershed of diversity that we’ve never seen before. Normally The Academy invites around 300 new members but after two years of #OscarsSoWhite acting nominees and a worldwide backlash, The Academy made real and effective efforts to change their archaic lineup of mostly male, mostly white, mostly ...

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Check out the visually sumptuous trailer for ‘American Honey’

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From Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) comes the visually sumptuous trailer for her new film, American Honey, which won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Reminiscent of Larry Clarke’s Kids and Bully, American Honey tells the story of Star (Sasha Lane), a teenage girl from a troubled home runs away with a traveling sales crew that drives across the ...

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Trailer for ‘Denial,’ starring Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall

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A new player in this Oscar race has emerged; from Participant Media, BBC Films and Bleecker Street comes the the trailer for the Mick Jackson film Denial. It stars Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson (In the Bedroom, Michael Clayton) and Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner). The film, which is based on a true ...

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Frameline 40: 5 Films You Must Watch

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Frameline 40 is about to kick off and here are five movies that well represent this year’s festival. From coming of age stories, great docs, emerging sexualities and comedy-dramas there is something for everyone at this year’s fest. Here are five great choices. Closet Monster Like a gay Donnie Darko with a Disney sidekick and an Xavier Dolan sensibility, Oscar (played ...

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2016 Emmys: Voting Begins Today; Ballots Reveal Some Odd Submissions

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Voting begins today for the 68th Emmy Awards and with that is the release of the official ballots those nominations will be based on. Covering all aspects of television from directing to acting to sound and animation, the ballots often reveal the strategy of a studio, network or individual based on an episode submission and category placement. This year is ...

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